Teen Mental Health–Anxiety

Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder diagnosed in childhood. And there are many different types of anxiety disorders. In this podcast we discuss generalized anxiety and panic disorder in teens. Including what behaviors are suggestive of anxiety, how its diagnosed, and why cognitive behavioral therapy is so [...]

By |2020-09-14T14:25:09+00:00September 14, 2020|Uncategorized|

Teen Mental Health–Depression

Depression is very common in teens, with just over 1 in 10 teens experiencing a major depressive episode during this time. Sadly, suicide is now the 2nd leading cause of death in this age group. In this podcast we discuss the importance of identifying depression in teens. What signs to look out for and the steps to rec [...]

By |2020-08-31T14:17:37+00:00August 31, 2020|Uncategorized|

Kids & Fever

Fever is an extremely common concern that presents to the pediatricians office. In this episode, we discuss the reasons why fevers occur so commonly in kids. We will debunk some of the common myths about fever, discuss treatments as well as when to be concerned. This episode written by Drs. Lena van der List and Dean B [...]

By |2020-08-17T14:12:38+00:00August 17, 2020|Uncategorized|

Racism Impact on Children (Part 2)

We often think of racism as a societal issue.  In addition, racism directly negatively impacts children’s health.  How can we talk about racism with children?  What about structural or institutional racism?  What is the best approach to discuss racial protests with children at different ages?  In this second of two epi [...]

By |2020-07-21T02:49:04+00:00July 20, 2020|Uncategorized|

Coronavirus–Special Update Edition 15 July 2020

In this special episode, Dr. Lena and Dr. Dean talk about disease due to the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss major recent developments and focus on how to plan on opening schools, the risk of transmission from children, what parents may consider when thinking about sending their children to scho [...]

By |2020-07-16T02:15:28+00:00July 16, 2020|Uncategorized|

Racism Impact on Children (Part 1)

We often think of racism as a societal issue.  In addition, racism directly negatively impacts children's health.  How can we talk about racism with children?  What about structural or institutional racism?  What is the best approach to discuss racial protests with children at different ages?  In this episode we welcom [...]

By |2020-07-21T02:50:13+00:00July 6, 2020|Uncategorized|

Throwing Some Shade–A Discussion of Sun Safety

Sun exposure and sunburns increase the risk of skin cancer.  That's why it's important to protect the skin of children from harmful UV rays.  In this episode we discuss choosing the right sunscreen, how to apply it effectively, why to avoid tanning beds, the importance of sunglasses, how to treat sunburn and some ways [...]

By |2020-06-22T14:18:31+00:00June 22, 2020|Uncategorized|

Coronavirus–Special Update Edition 17 June 2020

In this special episode, Dr. Lena and Dr. Dean talk about disease due to the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss major developments this week including the current status of the pandemic, how easing social distancing has impacted cases, how Black Americans are disproportionately affected, and the su [...]

By |2020-06-17T20:14:51+00:00June 17, 2020|Uncategorized|